Janie's Diamonds Hat by Stephannie Tallent

Janie's Diamonds Hat

by Stephannie Tallent
Knitting
January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in textured patterns
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
145 - 195 yards (133 - 178 m)
Unisex S (M, L), to fit 20 (22, 24)" / 51 (56, 61) cm head circumference
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This unisex slouchy hat features a center band of large seed stitch diamonds with bands of smaller purl diamonds above and below.

Use handpainted yarn for a colorful hat with hints of textures, or a solid yarn for more distinct patterns.

This hat is a companion to my short story, The Fabric of the Stitches. In that story, Janie works on a hat pattern while recovering from a horrible loss. A variation, Janie’s Chevron Hat, also available, features both chevrons and diamonds.

Sizes
Unisex S (M, L), to fit 20 (22, 24)“ / 51 (56, 61) cm head circumference

Finished Measurements
Head circumference:
19¾ (21¾, 24)“ / 50 (55.5, 61) cm
Height including brim: 9¼ (9¾, 10¾)” / 23 (25, 27.5) cm

Yarn
The Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted, 100% Merino Wool (219 yds / 200 m per 3.53 oz / 100 g), 1 skein (143 (164, 195) yds / 131 (150, 179) m), shown in Size Small in Carnelian.

Needles
US 6 / 4 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5 / 3.75 mm, or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge, for ribbing
US 4 / 3.5 mm or one size smaller than needles ribbing, for tubular cast on
Your choice of circular needles or DPNs for working in the round

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in St st with largest needles

Notions
(6) stitch markers, (1) unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; waste yarn if doing tubular cast on; pom pom maker for optional pom pom

Skills
working in the round, increases, decreases
Both Chart and Line by Line instructions provided